Earlier this week, mortgage giant Freddie Mac announced an expansion of its mortgage forbearance program to assist borrowers who are experiencing a financial hardship due to unemployment.A forbearance is an agreement on the part of the lender or investor to withhold their claim to foreclose on a property – an agreement not to foreclosure for [.]

"We’re committed to ensuring that homeowners receive the mortgage assistance they need. their servicers to discuss their situations. Freddie Mac’s disaster policies enable servicers to extend.

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Freddie Mac extends its mortgage forbearance program for the jobless to up to 12 months.

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Forbearance doesn’t have to be a dirty word for the unemployed homeowner. In fact, it may be a lifesaver, and Freddie Mac is out to prove why. The mortgage heavyweight is extending its mortgage forbearance program for jobless homeowners to up to 12 months, Freddie Mac said in a Jan. 6 statement.

Freddie Mac announced Friday an extension in forbearance for unemployed borrowers. Some unemployed homeowners may now receive up to 12 months forbearance. to six months of forbearance with reduced.

Mortgage Modification  How to lower Mortgage payments! Extend and pretend is alive and well: unemployed homeowners with mortgages owned by Freddie Mac and fannie mae (frannie) now have the option of participating in a mortgage forbearance program. The revised policy took effect February 1, 2012 for Freddie Mac and will take place March 1, 2012 for Fannie Mae.

Good news for unemployed homeowners at last, as Fannie Mae says it will provide additional aid to those who are out of work and struggling to pay their mortgages, by extending the forbearance.

Unemployed homeowners will be allowed to suspend or reduce mortgage payments for as long as a year under a new policy announced by mortgage finance firm Freddie.

During the shutdown in 2013, the FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac all called for temporary postponement. said in a press release. Mortgage servicers offer forbearance to bridge the gap. "LoanCare is.

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